Elaine Bennett Research Prize. AEA Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.


The Elaine Bennett Research Prize was established in 1998 to recognize and honor outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman at the beginning of her career. The prize is given in honor of Elaine Bennett, who mentored many women economists at the start of their careers and made significant contributions to economic theory and experimental economics during her short professional career. The previous winners of this prize are Judith Chevalier of Yale University, Susan Athey of Harvard University, Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Marianne Bertrand of the University of Chicago, Monika Piazzesi of Stanford University and Amy Finkelstein of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. CSWEP represents women’s points of views in the committee work of the American Economic Association (AEA), monitors the progress of women within the profession, and makes an annual report to the AEA on the status of women in economics. CSWEP associates are women and men in the diverse areas of the profession – in academe, government and business.